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North Park Anglers, CO

Adjacent to the Continental Divide in scenic northern Colorado, North Park (Jackson County) offers a unique diversity of angling opportunities unlike anywhere else. Entirely surrounded by snowcapped peaks, the headwaters of the famed North Platte River are born, feeding this fertile high mountain valley with trout-rich waters. High alpine lakes and creeks, small streams, meadow streams, freestone rivers, rugged canyons, and trophy stillwaters are all within close proximity. With less than one resident per square mile, North Park boasts over 1 million acres of un-crowded beauty assuring visitors an experience where solitude is the cornerstone of your adventure. Find yourself at tree line sight casting to a big cutthroat, or on a meadow stream belly crawling for position on a huge wild brown trout. Here, the fishing opportunities are as endless as the seclusion. The adventure awaits - just get here!
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31 of 31(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for North Park Anglers, CO
Review 1 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Great Service !!,
August 19, 2015
By: Bings10times
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Additional Thoughts:Matt is just terffic!!
"This is a top outfitter. We truly enjoyed our guide trip with Matt and both of us are very impressed with the staff, the river trips and professionalism of this incredible team. We highly recommend Matt and this team of experts."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Best Experience Ever,
August 15, 2015
By: npatroutfisherman
from Austin, TX, USA
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"My trip to Walden Colorado set a new bar for all my trout fishing experiences. My guides at North Park Anglers ( Bob, Matt, Joey, Tim & Scott) were the most professional & knowlegeable guides guides I've ever fish with. Not only did I catch trophy trout but all my guides demonstrated a true love for the area. The streams & lakes fished are located in over a million acres of undeveloped lands. It was a one in a one life time experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Great day with guide Joey,
August 10, 2015
By: oldjoep
from Loveland, CO, USA
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"NPA and guide Joey gave us the fly fishing experience of a life time. After 40 years of fly fishing small mountain streams, lake fishing from a boat was new. Joey patiently worked me thru my long casting and put us on many large, fighting rainbows. a amazing and memorable day."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Awesome Trip,
August 9, 2015
By: NBolen
from Hastings, NE
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"My buddy and I are both semi-novice flyfisherman but we both had the time of our lives for a day and half fly fishing on both a float trip and a wade trip. We both caught several fish of a lifetime. Mat was our guide and the dude is awesome. I would definitely recommend North Park Anglers whatever your skill level is."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Bufflo Reservoir 08/04/2015,
August 8, 2015
By: Mark254
from Atlanta, GA, USA
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"I was visiting my old fishing buddy Joe who now lives in Loveland and planned this fishing trip to North Park. Joey, our guide was interesting and very helpful, and put us on a large number of 16 to 20 inch hard fighting rainbows. In addition to the fishing the scenery was just beautiful."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Best of the Best,
July 2, 2015
By: SSwanson
from Sidney, NE 69162, USA
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"I have been on 4 other guided fishing trips in Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming – Mat Jimenez made the North Park experience the best of the best. Mat was very knowledgeable and put us on the fish – Thanks Mat! Everyone at the fly shop would engage in every fishing conversation and contributed to every conversation. I was able to pick up a lot of advice and knowledge that would otherwise take me years to gain. Great experience and will return this fall for sure."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Great Day,
June 27, 2015
By: Vermonthoyt
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"We have not been to this area before, it's amazing. We had a fantastic day with our guide Drew. North Park Anglers were top notch."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Great Fishing Trip,
June 14, 2015
By: Skywagon
from Cheyenne, Wyoming
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"I took my son on his first fly fishing trip and had a great time. He is a beginner and our guide taught him a lot."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Superb experience,
June 2, 2015
By: rlg1
from Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, USA
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Additional Thoughts:very well stocked shop
"This was our 6th year fishing with
North Park Anglers.
The Staff is very knowledgeable,
Tim and Royce are some of the best
guides that I have fished with.
Their enthusiasm , concern for clients, boat handling, knowledge of insect hatches are superb.
I'm looking forward to my next
trip.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for North Park Anglers, CO
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New Waters,
October 2, 2014
By: Arkflyfisher
from Little Rock,Ark
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"This year's Western loop included Walden,Co. as our new area to explore. That was a good choice. North Park Anglers either guided or directed us to a number of different streams that always produced hungry trout. Our guide, Drew, had excellent knowledge of the rivers and creeks,and his enthusiasm was contagious. Scenery was breathtaking with the onset of changing colors. The nicest thing,however,was the warmth of the shop and being able to hang out and pick up other information.North Park Anglers employees were eager to serve and pass on their knowledge of finding trout in their waters.Look forward to a return trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Excellent fishing lodge!,
September 26, 2014
By: Jack77002
from Houston, TX
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"North Park Anglers is the best, most professional fishing lodge. The staff is honest and friendly. The fishing is outstanding! We will be back soon."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Wow!,
September 13, 2014
By: Murphy66
from Lyons, CO
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"North Park Anglers is a dynamite fly shop. They have all the gear you can possibly need, and their guides are fantastic. Their knowledge of the local waters is unbelievable, and their teaching skills are first rate. I have fished with three guides, and can vouch for each of them as a superb instructor and personable companion. Oh...the fishing is outstanding, too!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for North Park Anglers, CO
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"Class Act" Fly Fishing Pro Shop,
September 13, 2014
By: nosr
"Excellent guides, friendly service, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun. These folks love fly fishing and make it simple for anyone to learn. I'll be back, again and again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Epic,
September 12, 2014
By: MagyarEmber
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"Fantastic day on private water with Joey. Exceptional guide who got me into exceptional fish. Will definitely return."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Bucket List Material.,
September 12, 2014
By: LAPhipps
from Sterling, CO 80751, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Brown Lee works the customers harder than the guides
"Whenever I’m fishing the Walden Colorado area a favorite stop I always make is North Park Anglers. In my opinion they have the most complete fly selection in the state; even more than that they now what to sell you specific to your adventure. I have fished public waters for 40 plus years and never felt the need for a guide on private waters, but apparently out of divine influence this time I asked; do you need a reservation for a guided trip? Tim Drummond spoke up, yes that would be the best advice. I must have grimaced and just as Tim knows the right structure to cast to he also had the right answer; we have a cancellation today would you like to fill it? The price was acceptable and by the end of the day the price was worth every penny. I will be looking forward to my next outing with NPA. The highlight of the day was the estimated 20 inch monster I tricked onto my fly (to bad I panicked and lost him), none-the-less we lost count that day of the fish we caught. Tim helped me with casting technique and in just a short time I was placing the fly right where he suggested. Let me sum it up; very accommodating, reasonably priced, extremely knowledgeable, very patient and an incredible array of waters to fish."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Great fishing experience,
September 11, 2014
By: ttinca
from Bay Area, CA
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"I highly recommend North Park Anglers. Very professional operation, all the guides know their stuff and are very friendly. They have access to some great rivers in the surrounding area that contain great fish (quality and quantity)."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for North Park Anglers, CO
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GREAT fishing trip,
September 11, 2014
By: TMKelly
from Walden, CO 80480, USA
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"Our group of 14 Fly Fishers came to Walden in early September 2014 This is our 12th year of fishing together all over the US and Canada, so we came with high expectations. North Park Anglers met and exceeded all our hopes. The guides were knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. The variety of big and small streams gave us lots of different opportunities to catch a variety of trout. Some were very technical, some easier and so was the walking (some easy some a little more challenging). I would and have recommended this location and shop to friends. Scott (the manager) and his team were great to work with and even better to fish with."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Novice Fly Fishing Experience,
September 10, 2014
By: Doubleshot
from Grand Ledge, MI, USA
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"On August 31, 2014 I tried my hand at fly fishing with our NPA Orvis guide Joey being the teacher. I must admit that I really enjoyed the experience. Joey was a great teacher with a lot of patience. I was very surprised when a large brown trout grabbed my nymph and broke my tippet gaining him freedom."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Excellent fishing experience,
August 26, 2014
By: tunahuntermark
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"North Park Anglers is my favorite fly fishing shop in Colorado-the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable; the store is well stocked with quality merchandise that is well displayed and a smorgasbord of services are available to fit any budget. Our guide Joey Solano was well prepared, very professional, had a great attitude, was fun to be around and in general a pleasure to work with-I would definitely ask for him again. The scenery was exceptional, the fishing was more than awesome-it just doesn't get any better than this. We will definitely be back, only next time we will stay longer."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for North Park Anglers, CO
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Perfect Fishing Trip,
August 21, 2014
By: Toadman
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"This was my first trip to the North Park area and was not familiar with most of the rivers and streams. My group of 3 booked a guide for the last day of our trip. We had little luck for the first 3 days of our trip we were on our own fishing Manville, Routt Canyon, and Big Creek Lake. On the last day, Royce our guide took us out early and showed us what we needed. We hit 4 private waters. By the end of the day, all 3 of us caught several fish, some being over 18" long Rainbows. Plus we spotted Elk, Antelope, & Moose cow with her baby. It was the perfect end to our trip.
My dad has been going to this shop for the past 2 years and the staff at the fly shop has always been very knowledgeable of the area and on what flies the fish were hitting on. Great shop and great guide service. Flies are good quality and prices are very reasonable for flies and gear."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes